CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Charleston teen accused of shooting a man in the face near the West Side Kroger has turned himself in to police.
Michael Butler, 18, of Roane Street turned himself in Monday afternoon, said Charleston Police Sgt. Keith Peoples. He is charged with attempted first-degree murder in the Sunday shooting of Maylik Watson, 20, of 21st Street.
The shooting occurred at about 3:20 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Roane Street and Delaware Avenue.
Butler and Watson had been feuding on Facebook and involved in a physical fight a day or more before Sunday's incident, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court.
Watson was still conscious after the shooting and identified his attacker to police as Michael "Big Mike" Butler, the complaint said. Watson told police he and Butler had been fighting next to Kroger on Delaware Avenue Sunday afternoon when Butler pulled a silver handgun and began firing at him.
Lt. Steve Cooper said several shots were fired during the incident.
Watson was struck in the face underneath his right eye, close to his nose, police said. The bullet then traveled through his nasal cavity and down his throat, the complaint said.
A witness told police that Butler shot at Watson once and fired again when Watson fell to the ground. The witness said the second shot struck Watson in the face, according to the complaint.